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Helping Glendening Make the Transition, page 3 

The Helping Hands of Human Relations, page 6 

A Cornucopia of Campus Calendars, page 8 



Outlook 

The University of Maryland at College Park Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper • Volume 9 Number 16 • January 17, 1995 



The Annapolis Connection 

1995 Legislators Mold Maryland's Future 



It's 1995 — and a new chapter of 
Maryland history is being penned in 
Annapolis. Tomorrow, Parris 
Glendening will be sworn in as gover- 
nor (President William E. Kirwan will 
have the honor of introducing the new 
governor prior to his inaugural address) 
and new legislators are beginning to 
convene. How will the University of 
Maryland be affected? Campus officials 
concur there are no easy answers. 

Kirwan's assistant for legislative 
affairs, Brian Darmody, says, "This is an 
interesting year for a variety of reasons. 
One, there was a substantial amount of 
turnover in the general assembly. And 
two, we have a new governor coming 
in who will be appointing new people, 
although he did announce some hold- 
overs from the Schaefer administration." 

According to Darmody, the key for 
the university will not lie with the new 
general assembly, but with new people 




in the executive branch. "The execu- 
tive branch is incredibly important to 
higher education in the sense that it's 
the branch that looks at the budget in 
the general assembly." 

The general assembly will hold a 



series of hearings on both the house 
and the senate sides, then the legisla- 
tors and their analysts will review the 
budget and raise questions once it is 
introduced, Darmody explains. 

This year will be somewhat different 
because the outgoing governor has pre- 
pared a budget but the incoming gover- 
nor has the ability to reshape that bud- 
get. "So the issues are a litde hard to tell 
or anticipate because the budget hasn't 
been introduced and it's usually 
through the budget process that issues 
come up," Darmody adds. 

The campus itself has both capital 
and operating budgets. In the capital 
budget, according to Darmody, the 
most obvious project is the first phase 
of construction funding for the 
Maryland Center for the Performing 
Arts. Although this is going to be a very 
large project, it's essentially displaced 

—continued on page 3 



New Paint Branch Parkway Opens 



Soon to become the road most trav- 
elled, the long-awaited Paint Branch 
Parkway is ready for commuters. While 
construction officials could not confirm 
an actual date, they did indicate that 
the road running through the east side 
of campus, from Route 1 to Kenilworth 
Avenue, is slated to open by the time 
Outlook goes to press. 

More than a year has passed since 
the roadblocks were placed at the tip 
of the road opposite the North Gate 
Entrance. Since that time, the county, 
city and Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transit Authority have been working to 



pave the way from campus to 
Kenilworth, including a portion which 
runs underneath the College Park 
Metro tracks. 

"The first stretch of road has been 
done since October," says Carlo Colella, 
acting assistant director of construction 
management, engineering and architec- 
tural services. "The university gave the 
county the right-of-way to put a road in 
through campus." Ultimately, says 
Colella, there will be a transfer of road 
from the county to the university. 

Initially, not all will be smooth travel- 
ing. According to Samuel Lawrence, 



assistant vice president for administra- 
tive affairs, leaving the greenhouses, 
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute or 
the Physical Distribution Center to head 
back toward Route 1 will require travel- 
ing eastbound and making a U-turn. 

Lawrence says Paint Branch Parkway 
will connect with 50th Street and also 
Calvert Street. 

No doubt the new thoroughfare will 
be a boon to metro commuters and oth- 
ers traveling from the Kenilworth 
Avenue area. There is no word yet on 
how the new route will affect shuttle 
bus transportation. 




Banneker Case Heads 
to Supreme Court 

The fate of the Benjamin Banne- 
ker Scholarship Program now rests 
in the hands of the Supreme Court. 
On Dec. 30, the 4th U.S. Circuit 
Court of Appeals refused to reconsid- 
er its earlier decision prohibiting the 
university from maintaining the 16- 
year-old program of scholarships for 
black students. 

The full court voted 8 to 3 not to 
rehear the case. The university has 
90 days — until the end of March — to 
appeal to the Supreme Court. 
President William E. Kirwan says the 
university fully intends to appeal. 

Once the university's appeal 
reaches the Supreme Court, the jus- 
tices have the option of either hear- 
ing the case or turning it aside. If the 
court chooses to review the case, a 
final ruling would not be made until 
later this year at the earliest. 

In October, a three-member panel 
of judges from the circuit court 
unanimously ruled that while racism 
still exists on college campuses, the 
university failed to narrowly tailor its 
Banneker Scholarship Program to 
correct the present effects of past 
discrimination. 

Since that ruling, individuals, 
organizations, universities and the 
media all have shared the message 
that the race-based scholarship pro- 
gram is important and effective for 
recruiting, maintaining and graduat- 
ing African- American students. 

Public colleges and universities 
across the nation with race-based 
scholarship programs will be duly 
effected by the outcome of the case. 

Daniel Podberesky, a Hispanic stu- 
dent, filed a suit four years ago claim- 
ing that the Banneker program gave 
preferential treatment to blacks at 
the expense of other students. 

The university is exploring 
options for continuing to award the 
race-based scholarships until a final 
ruling is made. Current Banneker 
scholars are exempt from the ruling. 



The road highlighted on the map at left 
Is the new Paint Branch Parkway, 
which stretches from Route 1, across 
from the North Gate entrance, to 
Kenilworth Avenue. The long-awaited 
parkway travels underneath the College 
Park Metro station, providing an unin- 
terrupted throughway. 



2 Outlook January 17. 1995 



End quote 

Who or what on television annoys you the most? 



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"Personally, I would have to say Katie Couric. She seems to 
lack sincerity, obviously so. I've never liked her." 

— Mike Coison, student affairs coordinator, 
College Park Scholars 





"Newt Gingrich right now. Of course it changes from time to 
time. I think he's obnoxious." 

— Karl Kuegle, research associate, 
19th Century Music 



"Newt Gingrich. He talks a lot of talk, he seems very arrogant. 
It doesn't seem like he's very responsive to the people's 
needs. He claims that he is, but he just seems really arrogant 
and really power-hungry. I really don't see him as doing any 
better than anyone else in his position before." 

— Tony Davidson, graduate student, 
Office of Graduate Minority Education 

"The talk shows. They're getting wilder and more far-out and 
they're just plain dumb. I put them in a category with the 
tabloids that you see in the shopping center. They're just 
working for ratings arid they aren't doing quality T.V. They're 
just doing stuff to feed the masses." 

— Sandra German, automation specialist, 

Center for Automation Research J 



"It's a tie between the home shoppers network and all daytime 
television running between the hours of 9 [a.m.] and 4 [p.m.]. 
Especially during the holiday break. It's enough to scare any- 
one back to work." 

— Teresa Flannery, associate director, marketing and 
research, Undergraduate Admissions 



"Being a mother, "Power Rangers." I hate that show. It's so 
fake. With the modem technology the way it is, they could 
make T.V. shows a lot better. The kids love it. I hate it. It's 
worse than the old "Bat Man."" 

— Patty Custer, secretary, Institute of 
Physical Science and Technology 






Noted Scientist Cyril 
Ponnamperuma Dies at 7 1 



UMCP Wins Defense Awards 



Researchers in high power micro- 
waves and computer vision have won 
two highly sought-after five-year awards 
worth a total of $10 million from the 
Department of Defense (DoD). The 
awards are part of the multidisciplinary 
research program of the DoD's 
University Research Initiative (URI). 

The URI supports research teams 
whose efforts intersect more than one 
traditional science and engineering dis- 
cipline. Only MIT won more of the 22 
DoD awards. 

Victor Granatstein, director of the 
Laboratory for Plasma Research won 
one award to study compact, high-ener- 
gy microwave sources. Granatstein's 
research will involve scientists from the 
departments of physics, electrical engi- 
neering, mathematics and materials and 
nuclear engineering. Their work will 
focus on three broad areas: experimen- 
tal investigations of plasma-filled micro- 
wave sources, experimental investiga- 
tions of high harmonic operation of 
advanced-design gyrotron oscillators 
and amplifiers, and theory and model- 
ling of advanced high-energy micro- 
wave sources. 



The second award, in the field of 
automated vision/sensing systems, was 
made to Azriel Rosenfeld, director of 
the Center for Automation Research. 
The project will involve faculty mem- 
bers from the departments of computer 
science and electrical engineering. 
Rosenfeld's research will examine 
appearance-based vision for complex 
environments and will emphasize inte- 
grated treatment of objects and back- 
grounds in images. 

Richard Herman, dean of the College 
of Computer, Mathematical, and 
Physical Sciences, says the awards 
reflect a new spirit of collaboration 
between the academic, public and pri- 
vate sectors. "These are the kinds of 
research projects that bring the acade- 
mic and industrial research communi- 
ties together while strengthening 
both," he says. 

William Destler, dean of the A. James 
Clark School of Engineering, says the 
awards are significant in that "they rec- 
ognize the university's ability to put 
together distinguished teams of engi- 
neers and scientists to address challeng- 
ing technological problems." 



Cyril Ponnamperuma, professor 
emeritus in the department of chem- 
istry and biochemistry, died suddenly 
on Dec. 20, at age 71, when he suffered 
cardiac arrest. The renowned scientist, 
who gained notoriety for his investiga- 
tions into the origins of life, had been a 
member of the faculty since 1971. 

Ponnamperuma is survived by his 
wife and daughter. 

Ponnamperuma, who retired from 
teaching this fall, was recognized as a 
"leading authority on the origins of 
life," in a Sri Lankan radio address by 
noted scientist and author Arthur Clark 
("2001: A Space Odyssey," and "2010: 
Odyssey Two") on Dec. 22. 

"The untimely death of Dr. Cyril 
Ponnamperuma is a great blow to the 
whole world," Clark said. "I would like 
to send my deepest sympadiy to Cyril's 
family, and to let them know that hun- 
dreds of people of many nations — by 
no means all of them scientists — will 
miss his warm and compassionate per- 
sonality." 

Ponnamperuma had written more 
than 400 publications on chemical evo- 
lution and the origins of life. This past 
October he was named by Pope John 
Paul II to the Pontifical Academy of 
Sciences, a prestigious body of interna- 
tional scientists. In 1980 the Interna- 
tional Society for the Study of the 
Origin of Life awarded him the first A.I. 
Oparin Gold Medal for the "best sus- 
tained program" on the origin of life. 

Upon his arrival at Maryland 23 years 
ago, Ponnamperuma founded the 
Laboratory of Chemical Evolution and 
served as its director until his death. 
Recently, he also had been named to 
head the university's new North-South 
Center for Sustainable Development to 
study and support the development of 
third-world countries. He was named 
distinguished professor by the universi- 
ty in 1978. 

After his early education in Sri Lanka 
and India, Ponnamperuma in 1959 
earned his B.S. (honors) degree in 
chemistry at Birkbeck College, 
University of London, where he studied 
with J. D. Bernal, a pioneer in the field 
of origin of life. Then in 1962 he 
received his Ph.D. in chemistry from 
the University of California, Berkeley, 
under the direction of Nobel Laureate 
Melvin Calvin. 

In 1962 he was awarded a National 
Academy of Sciences Resident 
Associateship with NASA's Ames 
Research Center, and in 1963 joined 
NASA's Exobiology Division, becoming 
chief of the Chemical Evolution 
Branch. When NASA established the 
Apollo space exploration program, 
Ponnamperuma was chosen as princi- 
pal investigator for organic analysis, 
and also worked on both the Viking 
and Voyager programs. 

Throughout his career, Ponnam- 
peruma was active in the international 
development of science, particularly 
among developing countries. He served 
as president of the Third World 
Foundation, and was elected a fellow of 
the Third World Academy of Sciences, 
where he chaired the Global Frontiers 
of Science Committee. In 1992 he was 
appointed director general of the 
Academy's Network of Centers of 
Science, a coordinating effort of 20 




Cyril Ponnamperuma 

international centers of sustainable 
development. 

• In 1984, Ponnamperuma was 
appointed science and technology 
adviser to the president of Sri Lanka, 
and served as chairman of that coun- 
try's National Science Policy Planning 
Commission from 1985 to 1987. In 
1990 he was awarded the "Vidya Jothi" 
(Luminary of Science) medal for his ser- 
vices to science and to Sri Lanka. 

Ponnamperuma's contributions to 
science have been recognized by other 
nations in recent years. In 1991 the 
government of France conferred on 
him the title of "Chevalier de Lettres et 
des Artes" for promoting international 
understanding. In 1993 the Russian 
Academy of Creative Arts awarded him 
the first Harold Urey Prize in recogni- 
tion of his outstanding contributions to 
the study of the origin of life. 

The University of Maryland celebrat- 
ed his international accomplishments 
by awarding him its first Distinguished 
International Service Award in 1991. 

A campus memorial service current- 
ly is being planned with details to fol- 
low. The family asks that no flowers or 
contributions be sent. 



UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK 

Outlook 

Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper 
serving the College Park campus community. 



Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
Kathryn Costello 

Director of Public Information 
Roland King 

Director of University Publications 
Judith Balr 



Editor 
Jennifer Hawes 

Assistant Editor 
Janet Chlsmar 

Editorial Intern 
Chad Capellman 



Design & Layout 
Keratin Neteler 

Photography 
Al Danegger 

Production Assistants 

Jennifer Grogan 

Joseph Redington 



Letters to the editor, story suggestions, cam- 
pus information & calendar items are wel- 
come. Please submit all material at least two 
weeks before the Monday of publication. 
Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner 
Building, through campus mail or to University 
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Our 
telephone number is (301) 405-4629. 
Electronic mail address is jhawes@umdacc. 
umd.edu. Fax number is (301)314-9344. 



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January 17. 1995 Outlook 3 



Lawmakers Convene 



University of Maryland at College Park 

Fiscal Year 1996 Request Budget 

Campus Summary 




FY 1995 
Appropriation 


FY 1996 
Request 


Change from 
FY 95 Appr 


Percent 
Change 


FTE Positions $6,335.44 


$6,473.19 


$137.75 


2.17% 


Salaries/Wages 415,945,132 
Technical/Spec. Fees 1,427.388 
Operating Expenses 270.579,686 


427,529,054 

1,416,747 

265,757,637 


11,583,922 

10,641 

4,822,049 


2.78% 
0.75% 
1.78% 


Total Expenditures 687.952,206 


694,703,438 


6,751,232 


0.98% 


Current Unrestricted 545,615,729 
Current Restricted 142,336,477 


544,963,942 
149,739,496 


651,787 
7,403,019 


0.12% 
5.2% 


Total Revenues 687,952,206 


694,703,438 


6,751.232 


0.98% 



continued from page 1 
all other capital projects, he explains. 
"When you look at the size — it's about 
a $100 million project — approximately 
$ 10 million is coming from the county. 

"That sounds like a big number. But 
when you look at the fact that we typi- 
cally get S40 million a year in capital 
appropriations and this is going to be 
funded over two years, it's not a whole 
lot different than any other capital 
appropriation we would be getting." 
The difference is that it will be aggre- 
gated into one building, Darmody adds. 

Because of the way the budget is 
built, he says, the university has submit- 
ted a number of requests which go 
from this institution to the University of 
Maryland System Board of Regents. 
Those requests then get transmitted to 
the governor. 

According to figures released by 
Tom Vogler, director of budget and fis- 
cal analysis, the university is requesting 
a total of $694,703,438 for fiscal year 
1996, an increase of $6,751,232 from 
the 1995 appropriation. 

This includes inflationary adjust- 
ments such as classified increments, 
fringe benefits, insurance and a 1.25 
percent merit increase for non-classi- 
fied employees. Also included are 
adjustments in financial aid/remissions, 
the college work-study program and 
worker's compensation. 

Darmody says more requests are usu- 
ally made than can be accommodated. 
"You have to fit all this in the context 
of the overall state budget. And higher 
education as a percentage of the state 



budget has been declining in recent 
years. The state budget is only so big, 
Medicare funding has been increasing 
and public safety and corrections 
spending has been increasing. There's 
only so many places it can be reduced." 

Beyond budgetary considerations, 
Darmody says, the general assembly 
will be examining faculty productivity. 
"My sense is there will be some wait 
and see how the [university's] policy 
works and whether that satisfies the 
general assembly." he says. "If we did 
nothing but teaching we would be OK, 
and if we did nothing but research that 
would presumably be OK, because the 
pressure seems to be on national 
research universities where teaching, 
research and service are combined." 

Reducing government has been a hot 
issue nationwide. Will it hit close to 
home? "It's hard to predict," Darmody 
says, "because we have a new governor 
and a lot of new delegates and senators. 
We have legislators who have read the 
elections nationally, and my sense is 
that there's going to be some sense of 
reducing government." 

That's something the Glendening 
administration have indicated they will 
be looking at — reforming and reorganiz- 
ing state government — Darmody adds. 
"The question is, are we part of govern- 
ment, and the answer is yes, although 
one of our challenges is trying to say 
we're a special part of government. 
We're a higher education institution 
first and a part of government second." 
—JANET CH1SMAR 




University astronomers presented this Hubble image of the "Cat's Eye Nebula," 
a preview of the possible eventual fate of Earth's sun, at a recent meeting of the 
American Astronomical Society. The nebula is in the last stages of Its life after 
an explosion about 1,000 years ago blew away the outer gas layers of the star. 

Hubble Probes the History of a Dying Star 

NASA Hubble Space Telescope images presented at the 185th meeting of the 
American Astronomical Society in Tucson, Ariz., last week provide a chilling pre- 
view of the possible eventual fate of Earth's sun. 

Presented by university astronomers J.Patrick Harrington and Kazimierz 
Borkowski, the images reveal one of die most complex planetary nebulae ever 
seen, NGC 6543. Estimated to be 1,000 years old and located 3,000 light-years 
away in the northern constellation Draco, NGC 6543 is a visual "fossil record" of 
the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star. 

The Hubble images show surprising intricate structures of the nebula, nick- 
named the "Cat's Eye Nebula," including concentric gas shells, jets of high-speed 
gas and unusual shock-induced knots of gas. A preliminary interpretation sug- 
gests that the star might be a double-star system. 

The dynamic effects of two stars orbiting one another most easily explains the 
intricate structures, which are much more complicated than features seen in 
most planetary nebulae. 

According to this model, a fast "stellar wind" of gas blown off the central star 
created the elongated shell of dense, glowing gas. This structure is embedded 
inside two larger lobes of gas blown off the star earlier. These lobes are 
"pinched" by a ring of denser gas. 

The suspected companion star also might be responsible for a pair of high- 
speed jets of gas that lie at right angles to this equatorial ring. If the companion 
were pulling in material from a neighboring star, jets escaping along die com- 
panion's rotation axis could be produced. 

These jets would explain several puzzling features along the periphery of the 
gas lobes. The jets compress gas ahead of them, creating the "curlicue" features 
and bright arcs near the outer edge of the lobes. The twin jets are now pointing 
in different directions than these features. This suggests the jets are wobbling 
and turning on and off episodically. 



Faculty and Students Serve on Glendening's Transition Teams 



"The future of Maryland rests with 
our children," says Gov.-clect Parris 
Glendening. "From pre-school to Ph.D., 
we have an inviolable obligation to offer 
the best possible public education." 

With that statement, 68 members of 
Glendening's education policy transi- 
tion committee set to work preparing a 
report for the new governor. Their key 
challenge: to address the central ques- 
tion, "How can we use the evolving 
assessment and accountability process, 
as well as other innovative tools, to cre- 
ate the nation's best educational system?" 

Helping prepare that report were 
transition committee members 
President William E. Kirwan, two stu- 
dents and three faculty members from 



the University of Maryland. Student 
members included Kevin Lawrence and 
Bill Keimig, of the department of gov- 
ernment and politics. Faculty partici- 
pants included Charles Christian, associ- 
ate professor of geography; Carmen 
Gonzalez-Roman, instructor in the 
department of Spanish and Portuguese; 
and Lois Vietri, instructor in the depart- 
ment of government and politics. 

According to Christian, who served 
on the higher education subcommittee, 
"Nobody knows how they were chosen 
for the committee or who did the 
choosing," but he was pleased to serve. 
"I thought I'd jump in and do what I 
could." 

According to Christian, the transition 



committee dealt with four issues: gover- 
nance, technology, funding, access and 
diversity. Weekly meetings to address 
the issues began last Dec. 10 and a final 
report was turned in to the Executive 
Transition Committee Jan. 10. 

Vietri describes her service on the 
education transition committee as an 
exciting opportunity. "One of the great 
things about any political involvement 
is the great people you meet," she says. 

"It was both surprising and gratifying 
to look around the [higher education] 
group and realize that among the three 
dozen members we were the only facul- 
ty," says Vietri. "The rest were college 
presidents and association leaders." 

Christian concurs with Vietri about 



the mix of members. "Surely some of 
the best minds were there — a whole 
range of education providers," he says. 
Given the broad range of individuals on 
the committee, says Christian, there 
was extensive debate, discussion and 
lobbying. "But they were all necessary 
to provide the governor with thought- 
provoking report and a plan." 

In addition to the education transi- 
tion team, there were faculty serving on 
other policy committees. Charles 
Wellford, professor and director of the 
department of criminal justice and crim- 
inology, served on the transition team 
for public safety. And Mahlon 
Straszheim, professor and chair of the 

— continued on page 6 



4 Outlook January 17, 1995 



Exhibition to Feature Rare 
Chinese Ceramics 




Musicians on Horseback, late Sui-early Tang, early 7th century 



Almost 100 pieces of Chinese ceram- 
ics dating from approximately 200 B.C. 
through the Qing dynasty (early 20th 
century) will be on display at the Art 
Gallery Jan. 18 through March 9. An 
opening reception will be held tomor- 
row from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

The ceramic treasures were loaned 
to the university by the family of the 
late Helen Dalling Ling, an international- 
ly known collector of art from China 
and southeast Asia. 

Highlighting the exhibition are a 
Ming dynasty bowl 
with a private kiln 
inscription, a rare 
Purple Ding incense 
burner, a pair of ele- 
gant month cups and 
examples of famous 
blue and white porce- 
lains from Jingdezhen. 

Other objects 
include early proto- 
porcelain jars, teacups 
and bowls; painted 
and three-color Tang 
figures; miniatures 
and bird feeders. 
Many of the pieces 
have custom-made, 
silk-covered boxes 
and stands of carved 
wood. 

Ling, who was 
born in Ohio and 
raised in 




Vase, Late Ming-early Qlng - 
17th century 



Pennsylvania, began collecting ceram- 
ics when she moved to China in 1928. 
In the following five decades, which 
included 22 years in China and 30 in 
Singapore, she became a respected 
dealer and collector. Many of these 
pieces were acquired by the Freer 
Gallery in Washington, D.C. 

A scholarly catalogue which illus- 
trates the ceramics was created to 
accompany the exhibition. Edited by 
Jason Kuo, associate professor of art, it 
includes an essay by doctoral student 
Martha Ann Ban who 
wrote her master's 
thesis on Ling and an 
introduction to the 
collection by Fan 
Dongqing, associate 
professor at the 
Shanghai Museum. 

As part of the 
exhibit's opening, a 
slide lecture on the 
Madame Butterfly 
Icon will be given by 
Amy Ling, director of 
Asian-American stud- 
ies at the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison , 
on Thursday, Jan. 19 
at 4 p.m., in Room 
2203 of the Art- 
Sociology Building. 

For more informa- 
tion, call the Art 
Gallery at 405-2763. 



What a Difference a Decade Makes 

"The official school symbol of the University of Maryland is a large, sluggish 
freshwater turtle called a terrapin. Many students and observers of the College 
Park campus feel the emblem is most appropriate. UM, after all, is large — with a 
student body of over 37,000, it is one of the ten largest universities in the United 
States — and its progress into the modern age has certainly been slow and awk- 
ward..." 

— Opening paragraph of the 1984-85 Insider's Guide 
to the Colleges profile of the university 

"The University of Maryland's 24,000 undergraduates are a talented and diverse 
bunch who realize that their university's star is rising in the competitive field of 
higher education. Most Maryland students are full of praise for their school and 
confident it will help them reach their many and varied goals. A close look at 
this dynamic campus will reveal why..." 

— Opening paragraph of the 1995 Insider's Guide 
to the Colleges profile of the university 



Calendar 



Jan. 17-25 



Arts 



Art Exhibition Opening: Wed, Jan. 18, 
"The Helen D. Ling Collection of Chinese 
Ceramics," 5:30-7:30 p.m.. The Art Gallery, 
Art/Sociology, 5-2763. 

Art Exhibition: Wed, Jan. 18 through Tim.. 
Mar. 9, "The Helen D. Ling Collection of 
Chinese Ceramics," The Art Gallery, 
Art/Sociology. Exhibition hours: Mon.-Fri., 
noon-4 p.m.; Weds, until 9 p.m.; Sats. and 
Suns.. 1-5 p.m. 5-2763. 

The Concert Society at Maryland Olde 
Musicke Series: Sat., Jan, 21, Kim 
Hcindel-lautenwerk/harpsichord. 8 p.m.. 
Tawes Recital Hall. $19. students $9. 403- 
4240. Free pre-concert seminar 6:30 p.m. 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Series: Sun.. 
Jan. 22, "Two Journeys in Song," James 
McDonald-tenor, accompanied by Ruth Ann 
McDonald, 3 p.m.. Ulrich Recital Hall. $16, 
senior citizens $12, students $10. 5-1150. 

Monday Night Music Series: Mon.jan. 
23, Organ selections from Bach, 
Mendelssohn, and Vicrne, Julie Vidrick 
Brown. 7:15 p.m.. Memorial Chapel. 4-9866. 

Student Honors Recital: Tuc.Jan. 24, 
8 p.m., Ulrich Recital Hall. Talented graduate 
and undergraduate music students from 
piano, voice, string and wind/percussions 
divisions perform. 5-5548. 



Program. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
4 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art/Sociology. 5-2763. 

Miscellaneous 

First Day of Classes — Spring 
Semester 1995: Wed, Jan. 18. Contact 
Paul Ferrick, Academic Affairs, with ques- 
tions. 5-5252. 

National Archives Film Series: Wed., 
Jan. 18, "Freedom on My Mind." 10:30 a.m.. 
combines archival film footage and on-cam- 
era interviews to recount the events of the 
"Freedom Summer" of 1964 and the efforts of 
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating 
Committee to register blacks in Mississippi to 
vote. (110 minutes), National Archives at 
College Park Auditorium. (202) 501-5000. 

National Archives Film Series: Wed., 
Jan. 25, "At the River I Stand." 10:30 a.m., 
reconstructs the two months in 1968 that 
preceded Martin Luther King Jr. *s death. The 
film shows how Memphis's black community 
rallied behind a strike by 1,300 sanitation 
workers for a living wage. (56 minutes). 
National Archives at College Park 
Auditorium. (202) 501-5000. 



Sports 



Women's Basketball: Wed, Jan. 25, vs. 
University of Virginia. 7:30 pm. Cole Field 
House. Students free, faculty/staff half-off. 
4-7070. 



Lectures 



Department of Astronomy Colloquium: 

Wed., Jan. 18, "Too Much Neutral Carbon in 
Molecular Clouds: What's Wrong with 
Interstellar Chemistry?," Taoling Xie, 4 p.m.. 
Room 1 1 1 3, Computer and Space Sciences 
Building. Colloquium is preceded by coffee 
and an informal reception in Room 0254 
5-1508. 

Exhibition Lecture: Thu.jan. 19. "Slide 
Lecture on the Madame Butterfly Icon," Amy 
Ling, director. Asian-American Studies 



Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4- 
xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314- 
or 405- respectively. Events are free and 
open to the public unless noted by an 
asterisk (*). For more information, call 
405-4628. 

Listings highlighted in color have 
been designated as Diversity Year 
events by the Diversity Initiative 
Committee. 



Flagship Channel's New Program 
Schedule Rings in New Year 



A new year means exciting new pro- 
gramming on the Flagship Channel. 

Channels 59/12 in Montgomery 
County and 32A and 30 B in Prince 
George's County feature the return of 
the Gary Williams Show, health news 
reports, and new episodes of the popu- 
lar Andy Wolvin talk show about life in 
College Park. Live coverage of Maryland 
Women's Basketball also continues in 
January. 

Get behind-the-scenes reports on 
Maryland Terrapins basketball from 
coach Gary Williams. Stay in touch with 
Maryland's nationally-ranked basketball 
program with the Gary Williams Show 
every Friday evening at 7 p.m., Saturday 
afternoons at 3 p.m. and Sunday after- 
noons at 5 p.m. 

Two new episodes of the Andy 
Wolvin show premiere later this month. 
Wolvin's program airs Friday evenings 
at 3 p.m., Saturday mornings at 1 1 and 
Sunday evenings at 6. 

Wolvin discusses the important and 
very current topic of sexual harassment 
in the workplace with human relations 
officer Vicky Foxworth on Jan. 20, 21 
and 22. 



The "psychology of retirement" is 
the topic of Wolvin's program Jan. 27, 
28 and 29, when he's joined by psy- 
chology professor Bruce Fretz. 

Also during January, The Flagship 
Channel begins airing health news pro- 
grams produced by the University of 
Maryland Medical Center. These five- 
minute programs, aired at various times 
during the month, bring viewers the lat- 
est information about specific health 
topics, letting them know the latest in 
diagnosing, treating or preventing med- 
ical problems. 

January's shows deal with topics 
such as breast cancer options, early 
detection of prostate cancer, living kid- 
ney donor transplants, prevention of 
stroke, stroke is an emergency and 
surgery for seizures. 

WBAL health reporter Ellen Beth 
Levitt interviews physicians who are 
specialists in the latest research, as well 
as people dealing with specific health 
problems. 

The Flagship Channel, serving cable 
viewers in Montgomery and Prince 
George's counties, is a service of the 
University of Maryland. 



January 17, 1995 Outlook 5 



Lute and Harpsichord Combine for Rare Music 



A kind of keyboard instrument lost 
since the 18th century— and only 
recently reconstructed by scholars and 
instrument builders — will be heard for 
the first time in the Washington area 
when Kim Heindel performs at the 
Ulrich Recital Hall on Saturday, Jan. 21, 
at 8 p.m., preceded by a free seminar at 
6:30 p.m. 

The instrument, the lute-harpsichord 
(or I .autenwerk) was an ingenious 
hybrid of the lute and the harpsichord, 
intended to combine the resonant, 
expressive sound of the lute with the 
mechanical versatility of the keyboard. 
First built in the 16th century, such 
instruments were owned by Henry V1I1 
and Johann Sebastian Bach, who had 
one built to his own specifications and 
owned one or two others. 

Kim Heindel made the recording 
debut for the lute-harpsichord with his 
recent release on the Gasparo label, 
The Art of the Lautenwerk. In the 
recording, says Early Music Magazine, 
"Heindel proves a persuasive advocate 
for lautenwerk's ability to combine the 
gut-strung lute's gentleness and beauty 
of tone with he keyboard's facility." For 
the American Record Guide, the record- 
ing "reveals a richer and much more 
singing tone that the lute stop of any 
harpsichord." 

Much debate surrounds the music 
played on the lute-harpsichord. Dispute 
focuses especially on those works of 
Bach long thought to have been written 
for lute. Some of the music is suspi- 
ciously cumbersome on lute but ideally 
suited for a keyboard such as the lute- 



harpsichord. English lutenist and musi- 
cologist Nigel North has recently writ- 
ten his opinion that almost all of Bach's 
so-called lute pieces were, in fact, writ- 
ten for the lute-harpsichord. Heindel's 
recording of those works on lute-harpsi- 
chord will be released in 1995 on the 
Dorian/Discovery label. 

German writers in Bach's time 
claimed that the lute-harpsichord so 
convincingly mimicked the sound of a 
lute that "one could almost deceive a 
professional lutenist" and that it sound- 
ed "as strong as three lutes together" 
and produced a "harmony beyond 
comparison." 

Except for descriptions of the lute- 
harpsichord from the Baroque period, 
none of the instruments and no pictori- 
al representation has been discovered. 
Surviving descriptions and specifica- 
tions have been used to reconstruct the 
instrument in the 20th century. 

The first modern performances took 
place in Germany in 1932, featuring, 
among other works, an arrangement of 
Bach's E-minor Suite for lute-harpsi- 
chord by Hindemith. This instrument 
was destroyed by fire during World War 
II, and another was not built until the 
1960s. 

On Jan. 21, Heindel will perform on 
an instrument made by the first (and 
still only) lute-harpsichord builder in 
the United States, Willard Martin, who 
used the specifications provided by J.S. 
Bach for his own lute-harpsichord. 

For phone-charge and ticket 
information, call the Concert Society at 
403-4240. 




The lautenwerk (lute-harpsichord) will be heard for the first time in the Washington 
area when Kim Heindel performs at Ulrich Hall on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. 



A Family of Firefighters Train at New College Park Station 



Imagine being a student and having 
to share a bathroom with 1 2 other guys. 
Fortunately for Private Kevin Holdredge, 
a senior criminal justice major from 
Princeton, N.J., the opening of the new 
firehouse, on 81 15 Baltimore Ave., 
makes the aforementioned bathroom 
burden a distant memory. 

The old station, which was located 
next to fraternity row, housed just 14 
students, two of whom were female, 
and was lacking in numerous ways. One 
dilemma for students who lived there 
over the summer centered around the 
two-week closing of the steam genera- 
tor in mid-June. 

"We had to go to another station to 
take a shower with hot water," 
Holdredge says. "In the new station, 
everything works." 

Holdredge is one of 24 students that 
work as volunteer firefighters at the 
College Park station in exchange for 
free room and board. 

"I volunteered at home 
(Woodbridge, Va.) in high school and 
had intended to when I came here," 
says freshman fire engineering major 
Amy McGarry. "When I heard they 
would pay my room and board, I said 
sign me up!" 

While a decrease in living expenses 
may attract students to the facility. Chief 
Paul Cimino is quick to point out that 
the students work hard for their housing. 

"We don't provide a free room here. 
It's an exchange," Cimino says. "The 24 
people who live here trade [the cost of] 
that room for training and on-duty time." 

McGarry is one of four females who 
live in the new facility and one of three 




Four firetruck bays display the shiny new equipment at the College Park station. 



new members to the program. She 
notes that the students are very close to 
one another and that it could almost be 
compared to MTV's "The Real World"— 
with rubber boots. 

"We have our own family here," 
McGarry says. "I feel like they're all my 
big brothers. I try to go out somewhere 
and my big brothers are watching every 
step I take, so I can't really go out and 
have too much fun." 

Cimino, who has been the chief at 
two other stations in the state, says that 
dealing with nearly all students is a 
unique experience. 

"I have clothes that are older than 
these kids," he jokes. "But without try- 
ing to sound arrogant, the students who 
come here are the cream of the crop." 

There is no direct connection 
between the campus and the station 
with regard to finances or training, but, 
as Cimino puts it "We're just big sup- 
porters of each other." 

The current facility is a marked 
improvement. In addition to housing 24 



students, it has a new weight room, and 
requires just four students to share a 
bathroom. 

The station, which cost an estimated 
$4.2 million, serves the Greenbelt, 
Adelphi and Belstville areas in addition 
to the campus and College Park. 

Such improve- ^^^^™ 

ments are more 
than welcome to 
the students, who 
go to class full time 
in addition to the 
training and 
responsibilities 
required in the pro- 
gram. 

An estimated 30- 
40 students are cur- 
rently in the pro- 
gram, which 
requires between 
50-100 hours of 
firefighting and safe- 
ty training, and 
most people sign up 



for an additional 1 10 hours of emer- 
gency medical training to be qualified 
to assist in an ambulance, Holdredge 
says. 

"We don't ever stop," Holdredge 
says. "There's continual training." 

With the time commitment involved 
for the students (Holdredge says he 
went on more than 800 calls last year), 
the program can carry the responsibili- 
ties of a second major — or more. 

"You have to be careful not to let 
your grades slip," Holdredge says. 
"[But] I've gotten to see parts of the 
school that not too many students get 
to see. I've had an opportunity to 
explore almost the entire campus. 

"I've seen kids being born, and folks 
dying," says Holdredge. "[The program] 
gives you a great insight into being part 
of society." 

—CHAD CAPELLMAN 




The recently-opened, $4.2 million fire station, located on 
Route 1, serves the Greenbelt, Adelphi and Beltsville areas in 
addition to the campus and College Park. 



6 Outlook January 17, 1995 



Human Relations 



Helps Ensure a Friendly Environment 




Gladys Brown 

When people try to accomplish 
something together, usually some con- 
flicts arise. When 32,000 students and 
nearly 8,000 faculty and staff from all 
sorts of backgrounds join a university in 
pursuit of their collective and individual 
goals, the atmosphere could be 
extremely hostile. 

At the University of 
Maryland most of those 
40,000 personalities seem 
to get along fine. Just over 
1 30 members of the uni- 
versity community con- 
tact the Office of Human 
Relations Programs each 
year with complaints. 

Their concerns, how- 
ever, are serious. Many 
complaints involve sexual 
harassment, while others 
concern discrimination 
based on race, national 
origin, sexual orientation, 
religion or other personal 
characteristics. 

Lack of knowledge 
about grievance proce- 
dures may be keeping the 
number of complaints 
artificially low. Though an average of 
65 workshops are conducted through 
the office's sexual harassment preven- 
tion program, a recent campus survey 
indicated that a larger percentage of 
faculty and staff still are unaware of the 
campus sexual harassment policy and 
complaint channels. 

"If faculty, staff or students think 
they are treated unfairly they should 
come to the office of human relations," 
says Gladys Brown, director of the 
office. "If they are unsure what the 
problem is or where to go they should 

Transition Teams 

continued from page 3 
department of economics, was a mem- 
ber of the state budget review group. 

Norm Silverstcin, director of the 
Joint Media Project at Maryland, was 
asked to serve on the efficiency and 
effectiveness in government team. He 
describes his role as a good experience. 
The group looked at workforce efficien- 
cy and ways to increase the use of infor- 
mation technology, he says. "The orien- 
tation is toward reinventing govern- 
ment and the state having a customer 
approach," Silverstein adds. 

Among the many recommendations 
from Silverstein's committee was the 




come to us. We help them identify the 
issues and discuss their options." 

Besides sexual harassment, universi- 
ty employees sometimes experience 
discrimination problems with promo- 
tion or job benefits, while students usu- 
ally complain about grades or hostile 
remarks in the classroom. 

Brown says her office's response 
depends upon what the complainant 
wants to happen. In some cases, people 
only want advice on how to handle a 
situation, or they want to know what 
their rights are. 

"About one-third of the caseload 
involves supervisors who are experi- 
encing these situations in their unit and 
want advice on what to do about it," 
says Brown. In these cases, the office 
works with the unit until the problem 
is resolved. The actions may include 
policy changes, awareness training or 
mediation for employees. 

Formal complaints require a written 
charge of discrimination or sexual 
harassment and demand a complete 
investigation with witnesses, a report 
and sometimes third-party intervention. 
More often, complainants choose to 
charge the alleged 
offender. When someone 
complains informally 
both parties are usually 
brought together to 
reach an agreement 
through mediation. 

According to Cheryl 
Moat, campus compli- 
ance officer in charge of 
handling grievances, 
many complainants fear 
such confrontations. 
Often the alleged offend- 
ers have control over 
their grades, graduate 
school applications or 
promotions. "Most peo- 
ple are worried about 
retaliation," she says. 
"But people are careful 
in handling someone 
who has complained 
about them before." She also stresses 
that the entire grievance process 
remains confidential. 

Brown says it doesn't hurt to come 
to the office and talk about one's con- 
cerns. After that, people can still decide 
whether to initiate the next step, but 
they should not be afraid to do so. 

"Our procedures are usually effective 
because we're trying to employ a win- 
win situation," says Brown. She says the 
complainants often do not want the 
offenders to be penalized. They just 
want them to stop the offensive behav- 



state's increased use of information 
technology resources of the University 
of Maryland. "The governor should be a 
leader in using information technolo- 
gy," says Silverstein. "We suggested 
[the governor] have electronic town 
meetings and we also looked at making 
the state procurement process— partic- 
ularly with regard to purchasing com- 
puters—more efficient." 

The goal of all the policy groups in 
making recommendations and develop- 
ing plans, says Silverstein, was to save 
money and eliminate the need to gen- 
erate more revenue. 

—JENNIFER HA WES 



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ior or to apologize. 

Upon request, the office of human 
relations also holds workshops for indi- 
vidual units to promote awareness of 
discrimination or sexual harassment. 
Brown thinks such events have a lasting 
affect on participants. "Most individuals 
do not willingly and gleefully discrimi- 
nate to cause emotional and profession- 
al harm," she says. "When they are 
made aware of their actions they are 
willing to change their conduct. 
Sometimes a reminder of the policies is 
enough to get them back on the right 
track." 



Complaints to the office of human 
relations can affect official university 
policies. According to Brown, sexual 
orientation was included in the school's 
human relations code as a result of the 
number of harassment complaints by 
homosexual students and employees. 

The office also was responsible for 
the development of a computer harass- 
ment policy. And complaints by classi- 
fied staff who felt they are not getting 
benefits such as professional develop- 
ment opportunities resulted in the cre- 
ation of a classified employee council. 

—AXEL ROLLING 



Career Exploration and Opportunities 
Lead to Increased Student Volunteerism 



The number of college students who 
volunteer is declining. But a University 
of Maryland psychology professor may 
be able to get those numbers up. 

Karen O'Brien and her colleagues, 
William E. Sedlacek and Jonathan J. 
Kandell of the Counseling Center, ran- 
domly sampled 932 students who were 
beginning their first year and identified 
two personality types most willing to 
volunteer. They are: social personality 
types, who are friendly, helpful, idealis- 
tic, outgoing and understanding; and 
conventional personality types, who are 
well organized, accurate, methodical 
and conscientious. 

O'Brien found that some personality 
types expressed very little interest in 
volunteering and suggests that descrip- 
tions of volunteer opportunities may 
play a role in attracting certain stu- 
dents. For instance, she discovered 
social types to be most interested in 
volunteering for a crisis hotline or 
counseling center while conventional 
types were most interested in volun- 
teering at a health center. 

To increase the number of volun- 
teers O'Brien advises campus organiza- 
tions to reevaluate their recruitment 
strategies and expand on their descrip- 
tion of opportunities. "Giving an accu- 



rate and detailed description of the 
tasks involved and expanding the num- 
ber and types of tasks available to stu- 
dent volunteers will attract more 
diverse types of volunteers," says 
O'Brien, who notes that increasing vol- 
unteerism will benefit the students as 
much as the university. 

"Many students believe that finding a 
career is the main reason to attend col- 
lege," says O'Brien. "What they don't 
realize is that volunteering is an ideal 
way to explore career interests." 

"Counselors and administrators 
should promote volunteering as an 
effective career exploration tool," says 
O'Brien, who believes it is the responsi- 
bility of student affairs administrators to 
provide more volunteer opportunities 
and appeal to a wider range of students 
to assist many types of individuals in 
the career exploration process. 

In the study, published in the 
National Association of Student 
Personnel Journal, O'Brien also found 
that women are more willing to volun- 
teer with campus organizations than 
men and that remuneration is not a fac- 
tor in college students' decisions to vol- 
unteer for campus organizations in 
their freshman year. 



Recycle, Reuse and Reduce 



Polysaurus Six and 40 "muggers" 
helped promote No Trash Day last 
semester to educate people about poly- 
styrene and recycling. 

On Dec. 7, 1994, the Environmental 
Conservation Organization (ECO) and 
the Maryland Public Interest Research 
Group (MaryPIRG) enlisted the help of 
a "trashy" 8 by 10 foot dinosaur to 
stomp out polystyrene use. And in 
South Campus Dining Hall that day, 40 
participants carried reusable plastic 
mugs to remind others of the alterna- 
tive to the polystyrene cups sold there. 

An idea originally used by the New 
Jersey Public Interest Group to con- 
vince campuses in that state to ban out- 
dated, unrecyclable polystyrene, 
Polysaurus Six was built by ECO work- 
ers out of wire mesh and used poly- 
styrene products that had accumulated 
in ECO's dumpsters. 

"ECO has always had a plan to do 
something about polystyrene because 
we get so much of it down at the recy- 
cling center and it doesn't get recy- 
cled," says Hye Yeong Kwon, a senior 
biology major and ECO's administrative 
director of recycling. When MaryPIRG 



approached ECO with the idea for 
Polysaurus Six, they were enthusiastic 
about building it. 

Junior electrical engineering major 
Steve Perez, MaryPIRG's green campus 
project director, says that MaryPIRG 
will be instituting a mug program this 
semester, where students can bring 
mugs to the dining hall instead of using 
something they'll have to throw away. 
More than 60 mugs were distributed to 
students on No Trash Day and Perez is 
encouraged by the students enthusiasm 
about using them. 

MaryPIRG's efforts, says Perez, are all 
toward making the campus "more envi- 
ronmentally friendly." This semester, 
they are working to get white paper 
recycling in the dorms and looking into 
pesticide use on campus. 

When asked what people can do to 
help the efforts of MaryPIRG and ECO, 
who have been working together for 
the past several semesters, Perez says, 
"The best thing people can do is watch 
what they're doing and not generate so 
much trash. Use something reusable 
instead of something you're going to 
throw away." 



January 17, 1995 



Take note 



Dance to the Music 

The-department of dance announces 
the spring session of the Creative 
Dance Lao. Low cost classes in creative 
movement and modern dance will be 
offered. High school students will be 
given performance opportunities. 
Saturday classes begin Jan. 21. A six- 
week workshop for parents will begin 
on Feb. 4. For more information call 
405-7039. 

Moon Shaped Differently 
Than Previously Thought 

Global topographic and gravitational 
data collected by the Clementine space- 
craft reveal a new picture of the shape 
and internal structure of the moon, 
according to an article titled "The 
Shape and Internal Structure of the 
Moon from the Clementine Mission" 
published in the Dec. 16, 1994 issue of 
Science. 

Using a laser ranging device and an 
S-band microwave transponder from 
which topographic and gravitation 
information were collected for most of 
the moon, a team of scientists from the 
University of Maryland, NASA and Johns 
Hopkins University were able to con- 
struct the first reliable global characteri- 
zation of surface heights for the moon. 
According to team member Frank 
Lemoine from Maryland and NASA, the 
researchers found that the moon 
exhibits a 16-kilometer range of eleva- 
tion, with the greatest topographic 
excursions occurring on the lunar far 
side. This increased range is 30 percent 
greater than previous reports based on 
Apollo laser and Earth-based measure- 
ments, and is due entirely to the 
improved coverage. 

By combining the gravitational and 
topographic information obtained from 
Clementine, scientists are able to esti- 
mate the cnistal thickness of the Moon. 
"We found that there are considerable 
variations in the thickness of the crust 
over different regions of the Moon," 
said Lemoine. The thickest crust, 95 
km, occurs near the Korolev Basin. 
However, many impact basins on the 
near side and far side have much thin- 
ner crusts. 

"Another interesting observation 
made as a result of the Clementine mis- 
sion," said Lemoine, "is that although 
some basins have pronounced topogra- 
phy, they have modest or small gravita- 
tional signatures. This. ..indicates that 
since their formation, the material in 
the crust and upper mande has read- 
justed to try to attain more equilibrium. 
Other basins have both a pronounced 
gravitational and topographic signature, 
indicating that the crust must have 
been more rigid at the time of its forma- 
tions." 

Opening Doors for Health 
Care Reform 

In an effort to expedite health care 
reform, the Robert Wood Johnson 
Foundation has approved a grant of 
$276,544 to the university to support 
the 25-month evaluation of Opening 
Doors: A Program to Reduce 
Sociocultural Barriers to Health Care. 

Opening Doors, sponsored jointly by 
the foundation and the Henry J. Kaiser 
Family Foundation, is intended to fund 
projects designed to help increase 




Violet Falkum . a World War II WAVE, spins the propeller of a training jet In 1943. 



access to maternal, child and reproduc- 
tive health services for diverse ethnic 
and racial groups. There are two types 
of projects designed to work in con- 
junction with each other: first, research 
projects would increase knowledge 
about the nature and extent of barriers 
to health care; second, demonstration 
projects would develop and test innova- 
tive approaches to overcoming those 
barriers. 

With programs like Opening Doors, 
the implicit goal is to assist ethnic 
minorities in developing projects that 
provide the best health care for their 
communities. 

Under the direction of Suzanne 
Randolph, assistant professor of family 
studies in the College of Health and 
Human Performance, the evaluation 
will provide technical assistance to the 
foundation's grantees. The purpose of 
evaluation is to build a project's capaci- 
ty for improving health care conditions. 

Women in the Military 

The vital contributions made by the 
approximately 400,000 women who 
volunteered to serve in the U.S. armed 
forces will be explored in "A Woman's 
War Too: U.S. Women in the Military in 
World War n," a National Archives 
forum to be held on March 3 and 4, at 
the National Archives at College Park. 

Generally unknown is the crucial 
role played by U.S. women in the Allied 
war effort. In this two-day conference, 
eminent social and military historians, 
veterans and leading figures in 
women's and military studies will focus 
on such topics as women in the ser- 
vices both at home and abroad, the real- 
ities of service life and the effect of 
World War n on U.S. women and the 
military. 

Sheila Widnall, secretary of the air 
force and the first female service secre- 
tary, will be the keynote speaker. 
Participants from academia, the active 
military, veterans and the archival and 
library communities will discuss these 
topics that previously received inade- 
quate historical scrutiny. 

"A Woman's War Too" is open to the 
public and the registration fee is $100; 



$25 for students. A special fee of $40 
has been set for women veterans of 
World War II in recognition of their ser- 
vice. 

For additional information, call the 
National Archives Public Affairs staff at 
(202) 501-5525. 

Money out of Thin Air 

Economics professor and game theo- 
rist Peter Cram ton, hired by the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC) to 
advise it on the current auction of 
broadband radio spectrum for personal 
communication services (PCS), 
describes the auctions as a "huge suc- 
cess — an excellent example of bringing 
economic theory to bear on practical 
problems of allocating scarce 
resources." 

In his paper, "Money Out of Thin 
Air: The Nationwide Narrowband PCS 
Auction," which will be published in a 
forthcoming issue of the Journal of 
Economics and Management Strategy, 
Cramton also suggests that the auctions 
"promise to revolutionize the way the 
government allocates scarce public 
resources." In fact, he and other econo- 
mists believe that the government 
should use similar auctions in other 
applications, such as airport landing 
rights, pollution rights, mineral rights 
and hazardous waste. 

Staff Ombuds Officer 
Sought 

The office of the president seeks to 
appoint a staff ombuds officer for a one- 
year appointment. The appointee will 
serve as a neutral and impartial officer 
providing confidential and informal 
assistance to classified and associate 
staff employees in resolving work relat- 
ed issues. He or she must be non-parti- 
san and impartial ja mediating com- 
plaints and disputes. 

The ombuds officer will be expected 
to mediate complaints and concerns in 
an effort to seek resolutions or to make 
appropriate referrals; explain campus 
policies and procedures; consult with 
university personnel to assure the time- 
ly resolution of issues; refer staff to 
other appropriate resources on campus 



and in the community; maintain liaison 
relationships with other university 
offices; offer recommendations to 
appropriate university personnel con- 
cerning policies and procedures; and 
manage the budget and administrative 
duties of the office. 

The successful candidate should pos- 
sess a master's degree (or equivalent) in 
labor relations, employee relations or 
other related degree, with a minimum 
of 10 years experience at the college or 
university level; a minimum of five 
years experience and demonstrated 
success in mediation, conflict resolu- 
tion and counseling within a higher 
•education setting; and proven ability to 
maintain neutrality and confidentiality 
while acting independently. Specific 
experience in working effectively with 
faculty and staff at all levels of responsi- 
bility and from diverse populations is 
required. 

Nominations and applications should 
be sent, with a resume, to Paul Taylor, 
assistant director, engineering architec- 
ture services, Room 4101 Chesapeake 
Building. 

Because this is a one-year appoint- 
ment, the cooperation of the unit head 
will be required. 

Spring into Art 

Non-credit art and leisure courses 
begin at The Art Center the week of 
Feb. 6. Courses are designed for chil- 
dren, teens, adults and senior citizens. 
Areas of instruction include painting, 
drawing, printmaking, photography, 
pottery, ballroom dancing, financial 
planning and more. A discount is 
offered for campus affiliation and early 
registrations. For more information call 
314-ARTS. 

Students Get Running Start 

High school juniors and seniors who 
want to get a running start on college 
can sharpen their study skills and learn 
about campus resources through the 
College-Bound Program offered by the 
Learning Assistance Service of the 
Counseling Center. The program fea- 
tures individualized work and group 
sessions on textbook reading, writing, 
time management exam skills, note-tak- 
ing and other skills for academic suc- 
cess. 

Special components of the program 
include counselor appointments, 
extended use of lab materials and visits 
to a lecture class and Hornbake Library. 
In addition, participants are given the 
opportunity to gain information about 
college life and majors from a college 
student panel. 

Group sessions begin on Monday, 
Feb. 20 and will be held Mondays, 4:30 
to 6:30 p.m., through May 22. The fee 
for the program is $225. 

For more information, call 314-7693. 

Outstanding Woman Award 

The President's Commission on 
Women's Affairs is seeking nominations 
for the 1995 Outstanding Woman 
Award. The commission is anxious to 
have as many people as possible on 
campus respond. For nomination forms 
or more information, contact Margaret 
Bridwell at 314-8090, or e-mail June 
Slack at jslack@umdacc.umd.edu. The 
deadline for submissions is Feb. 1 5 and 
the winner will be announced on 
March 1 , the first day of women's histo- 
ry month. 



8 Outlook January 17, 1995 



Concert Society at Maryland Spring Schedule 



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Unless noted otherwise, all concerts 
take place at the University of Maryland 
Adult Education & Conference Center. 
Detailed information regarding each 
concert will be announced in future 
issues of Outlook. 

All concert tickets are 10 percent off 
for faculty, staff and Alumni Association 
members. Student tickets are always $9. 
For further ticket information, 
call 405-4240. 

Saturday, January 21, 8 p.m. 
Homer Ulrich Recital Hall 
Kim Heindel 
lautenwerk & harpsichord 

Saturday, February 4, 8 p.m. 
New York New Music Ensemble 

Sunday, February 5, 3 p.m. 
Awadagin Pratt, piano 



Wednesday, February 15, 8 p.m. 
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra 

Saturday, February 18, 8 p.m. 

Caribbean Spirits 

African Rhythms & Dances from Cuba 

Orlando "Puntilla" Rios & Nueva 

Generacion 

Saturday, February 25, 8 p.m. 

Chamber Music Society of 

Lincoln Center 

Guest Artist, Elmar Oliveira, violin 

Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m. 

Cleveland Quartet 

Guest Artist, Giora Feidman, clarinet 

Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m. 
AldoAbreu, recorders 
Ulrich Recital Hall 



Monday Night Music Series 



Ever since organist Sue Dorcey and 
trumpet player Jon Sumida performed 
for the first edition of the Monday 
Night Music Series last September, 
music lovers have been enjoying two 
evenings of music each month at 
Memorial Chapel. 

The series, sponsored by Visitor 
Services, continues this spring with 
programs held at 7:15 p.m. on the sec- 
ond and fourth Mondays of each 
month. Admission and parking are free. 
For more information call 314-9866. 

January 23 

Organ Performance by Julie Vidrick 

Brown 

Selections from Bach, Mendelssohn & 

Vierne 

February 13 

University of Maryland "Treble 
Makers" and a guest group 
Women student a cappella singers 

February 27 

Rose Bello, Mezzo Soprano 

Music by African-American Composers 



March 13 

Belhaven College (Jackson, Ms.) 
Concert Choir and Capital Brass 
(After their Sunday performance at 
National Cathedral.) 

March 27 

Parkdale High School Handbell Choir 
From Riverdale/Lisa Delity, Director 

April 10 

Baritone Arlen Clarke, Soprano 
Jan Bruening, Pianist Angela 
Willoughby Patton 

"Songs of Travel" by Vaughan Williams. 
Also, music by Strauss, Ravel and oth- 
ers. 

April 24 

Mu Phi Epsilon Fraternity Concert 

Featuring a variety of instruments 

played by undergraduate and graduate 

students. 

May 8 

Organ Performance by Rosemary 
Walters 



OUTLOOK Schedule January - July 1995 




Issue Number 


Publication Date 


Deadline for Submission 


16 


Tues., Jan. 17 


Thurs., Jan. 5 


17 


Mon., Jan. 23 


Thurs., Jan. 12 


18 


Mon., Jan. 30 


Thurs., Jan. 19 


19 


Mon., Feb. 6 


Thurs., Jan. 26 


20 


Mon., Feb. 13 


Thurs., Feb. 2 


21 


Mon., Feb. 20 


Thurs., Feb. 9 


22 


Mon., Feb. 27 


Thurs., Feb. 16 


23 


Mon., Mar. 6 


Thurs., Feb. 23 


24 


Mon., Mar. 13 


Thurs., Mar. 2 


SPRING BREAK 






25 


Mon., Mar. 27 


Wed.. Mar. 15 


26 


Mon., April 3 


Wed., Mar. 22 


27 


Mon., April 10 


Thurs., Mar. 30 


28 


Mon., April 17 


Thurs., April 6 


29 


Mon., April 24 


Thurs., April 13 


30 


Mon., May 1 


Thurs., April 20 


31 


Mon., May 8 


Thurs., April 27 


32 


Mon., May 15 


Thurs., May 4 


33 


Mon., June 19 


Thurs., June 8 


34 


Mon., July 17 


Thurs., July 6 



Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. 

Gospel Voices: Kings of Harmony 

Gospel Brass Band 

Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m. 
Bacbmann-Klibonoff-Fridman Trio 

Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m. 

National Presbyterian Church 
Anonymous 4 

Wednesday, April 26, 8 p.m. 
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln 
Center 

Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m. 
Takacs Quartet 



Spring Semesterl995 
Academic Calendar 



First Day of Classes 


January 18 


Spring Recess 


March 20-24 


Last Day of Classes 


May 9 


Final Exams 


May 11-18 


Commencement 


May 19 



College Park Senate Spring 
1995 Meeting Schedule 

0200 Skinner Building, 3:15 p.m. 

Monday, February 6 
Thursday, March 9 
Thursday, April 6 
Thursday, May 4 
Monday, May 8 



Sports Connection 




Dates and opponents for the winter/spring sports are listed below. For game 


times, call the phone number listed with each sport. For other information, please 


call the sports information office at 345-4764, 




Men's Basketball 


Men's and Women's Swimming 






and Diving 




Jan. 22 


at N.C. State 


(314-7030) 




Jan. 25 


at Clemson 






Jan. 28 


Duke 


Jan. 20 


at George Washington 


Feb. 1 


Virginia 


Jan. 28 


at Johns Hopkins 


Feb. 4 


at Georgia Tech 


Feb. 4 


Virginia 


Feb. 7 


North Carolina 


Feb. 16-18 


Women's ACCs at 


Feb. 11 


Florida State 




North Carolina 


Feb. 15 


at Wake Forest 


Feb. 23-25 


Men's ACCs at 


Feb. 19 


Cincinnati 




North Carolina 




(at San Antonio, Tx.) 


Mar. TBA 


Tar Heel Invitational at 


Feb. 22 


N.C. State 




North Carolina 


Feb. 25 


Clemson 


Mar. 14-18 


Women's NCAAs at 


Mar. 1 


at Duke 




Austin, Tx. 


Mar. 5 


at Virginia 


Mar. 16-18 


USS Junior Nationals 


Mar. 9-12 


at ACC Tournament 




East at Buffalo, N.Y. 




(Greensboro, N.C) 


Mar. 21-25 


USS Junior Nationals 
West at Midland Tx. 


Women's 


Basketball 


Mar. 23-25 


Men's NCAAs at 


(314-1747) 






Indianapolis, In. 


Jan. 18 


lona 


Men's and Women's 


Jan. 22 


at North Carolina 


Indoor Track and Field 


Jan. 25 


Virginia 


(314-7457) 




Jan. 28 


N.C. State 






Feb. 1 


at Wake Forest 


Jan. 22 


New England Invitational 


Feb. 5 


Georgia Tech 


Jan. 28 


Navy (tri-meet) 


Feb. 7 


at Duke 


Feb. 4 


Kent State Invitational 


Feb. 11 


at Clemson 


Feb. 5 


Mobil 1 at George Mason 


Feb. 13 


Wake Forest 


Feb. 10-11 


Husker Invit. at Nebraska 


Feb. 16 


Florida State 


Feb. 24-25 


ACCs 


Feb. 21 


North Carolina 


Mar. 4-5 


ECACs at Syracuse, N.Y. 


Feb. 26 


at Virginia 




(Women) 


Mar. 2-5 


ACC Tournament 


Mar. 4-5 


IC4As at Princeton (Men) 




(Rock Hill, S.C.) 


Mar. 10-11 


NCAAs Indianapolis, In. 


Women's 


Gymnastics 


Wrestling 




(314-7007) 




(314-7134) 




Jan. 27 


at George Washington 


Jan. 21 


at Clemson 




Invitational 


Jan. 22 


at Tenn. Chattanooga 


Feb. 4 


at George Washington 


Jan. 27 


Old Dominion 




w/Towson 


Jan. 29 


N.C. State 


Feb. 12 


at North Carolina 


Feb. 4 


at North Carolina 


Feb. 18 


at Towson Invitational 


Feb. 9 


Navy and Howard 


Feb. 23 


Winona College 


Feb.U 


Virginia Tech 


Feb. 25 


Temple 


Feb. 15 


Virginia 


Mar. 4 


at N.C. State/Bubble 


Feb. 18 


at Duke 




Invitational 


Feb. 22 


at American and Coppin 


Mar. 8 


George Washington 


Mar. 3-4 


ACCs at College Park 


Mar. 12 


James Madison and 
North Carolina 


Mar. 16-18 


NCAAs at Iowa 


Mar. 18 


Cornell 






Mar. 24 


at N.C. State